The Tampa Bay Lightning (18-4-2) play the Detroit Red Wings (7-16-4) Thursday evening in the second half of a two-game set at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Puck drop will be at 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Lightning-Red Wings odds and lines, with NHL picks and predictions.
The Lightning won 4-3 in overtime Tuesday. Detroit gave Tampa Bay everything it had but couldn’t close the game during the third period, allowing the Lightning to push it to OT.
The Lightning have dominated the Wings in recent years. They are 19-0-1 vs. the Red Wings in their past 20 regular-season games; Detroit last beat Tampa Bay in regulation in the regular season Nov. 3, 2015.
Lightning at Red Wings: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Lightning -390 (bet $390 to win $100) | Red Wings +310 (bet $100 to win $310)
- Against the spread/ATS: Lightning -1.5 (-125) | Red Wings +1.5 (+105)
- Over/Under: 5.5 (O: +105 | U: -125)
Lightning at Red Wings: Projected starting goalies
Andrei Vasilevskiy (16-3-1, .936 SV%, 1.79 GAA) at Jonathan Bernier (6-5-0, .910 SV%, 2.94 GAA)
Vasilevskiy, who has three shutouts this season, has won all three of his starts against Detroit. Prior to giving up 3 goals Tuesday, he allowed a total of just 2 in his previous two matchups. Vasilevskiy has won his last seven starts, with two shutouts in that span.
This will be Bernier’s first game against Tampa Bay…